Silver Drop Eucalyptus Seed

Product ID:1500.111500

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Eucalyptus gunnii

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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120 - 150 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Fragrant Grows Well in Containers

Silver Drop Eucalyptus Seed

Product ID:1500.111500

Best variety for bouquets.

Small, silvery green leaves on well-branched stems are ideal for fresh or dried bouquets. Also known as cider gum, gum, and euc. Tender perennial in Zones 9–11.

Specs:

  • Plant Height: 24–36"
  • Packet: 50 seeds
  • Avg. 41,000 seeds/oz

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Eucalyptus gunnii

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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120 - 150 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Fragrant Grows Well in Containers

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DAYS TO GERMINATION:

7-10 days at 75-80°F (24-27°C) or 14-21 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C). Provide high humidity during germination for best results.

SOWING:

Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 128-cell flats or preferred seedling container 8-10 weeks before planting out. Cover seeds lightly with fine vermiculite or soil. Bottom water or mist to avoid displacing seeds. Seedlings do not like root disturbance. Cover seeds lightly at the time of sowing. Harden off and transplant outdoors after danger of frost. Solar mulch is recommended in areas with short growing seasons.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:

Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT:

Varies.

PLANT SPACING:

12-24".

HARDINESS ZONES:

Zones 9-11. Eucalyptus may be grown as a perennial in areas that receive no frost or with adequate protection from frost in cooler regions.

HARVEST:

After leaves start to feel leathery and stems are woody. Fresh cut stems can be hung to dry or preserved in a glycerin and water solution. Preserving with glycerin will result in more durable and pliable dried stems that have the appearance of freshly cut foliage.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:

Well-drained fertile soil.

USES:

Excellent cut or dried flower foliage. Accent in beds. Excellent container plants.

ALTERNATE NAMES:

Cider gum, gum, euc

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